Library Services for Alumni, Visiting Scholars & Community Members

Alumni 

We are pleased to provide our IWU alumni with a variety of library services.  Alumni of IWU may request an IWU library courtesy card that allows for borrowing privileges (see below for loan periods,) connection to the internet while visiting our campus, and receive professional assistance from our subject liaison librarians.  To take advantage of these services, please stop at our library circulation desk.

Due to licensing restrictions, alumni may not access our licensed electronic databases from off campus.  There are a growing number of openly accessible scholarly resources that are available to researchers, and library staff will be glad to assist our alumni in their discovery and use.

Interlibrary loan privileges are only available to current IWU students, faculty, and staff. This service can be provided by your local public library.

Borrowing Privileges

Audio
1 week
Books
4 weeks
Journals
1 day
Video
1 week

 

Visiting Scholars

The library is happy to welcome visiting scholars and researchers.  Please contact the Office of the University Librarian to discuss you research needs, so that we can tailor access to support you.

Community Members

Borrowing Privileges - Residents within a 30 mile radius of IWU

Members of the general public may request an IWU library courtesy card, if they present a current public library card from any RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) library within a 30 mile radius of IWU and a valid driver’s license or state ID.

Borrowing privileges granted with this card are only applicable at The Ames Library.

Card renewals will be granted, if individual requests the renewal personally and is in good standing at The Ames Library.

Interlibrary loan privileges are only available to IWU students, faculty, and staff.

CDs
1 week
Books
4 weeks
Reference, Microforms & Newspapers 
In building use only
Journals, bound
In building use only
Reserve materials (electronic/traditional) 
Not applicable
Video (VHS, DVD, etc.)
1 week

 

If you have questions about these policies and your individual situation, please contact Circulation Services Manager at (309) 556-3224.